Rustic mirror

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Project by Antti posted 11-12-2011 10:07 AM 1230 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My friend had a rustic dining table made by a pro woodworker for his new apartment. As a housewarming gift I made a mirror (pre-approved, and measured) of the same style. I made it from a single board from a pine we felled 5 years ago from our lot to make room for our house. Half-lap joints, Osmo color wax for rustic color, and Osmo color clear oil treatment for durability (I checked with the table supplier to get the exact match). Purchased also some hand forged nails for appearance.

For the rustic look, I attacked the perfectly milled square clear white pine frame with an angle grinder with a medium holey galahad, a jointer plane set for way too thick cut, a rasp and a steel brush, in random order. After the abuse I stained and oiled the frame. Results as shown in the pictures.

By the way, the idea is not to imply that I hand cut the grooves visible in the picture, but I did hand cut the little bits off before some further routing and shoulder planing for a tight joint.

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 04:03 PM

That’s not a mirror! That’s a doorway into that other room- quit trying to fool us…

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